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try to do some pilots to learn more about these things. we institutionally -- when you run a big institution you have to make sure it is not a check the box issue. we have leaders in our produce and we try to create incentives to allow the tasking leaders to work on products that have particular gender dimensions. i want to build it into the dna of people doing this. any time you face a challenge like this, you have to decide on building it as a separate capacity or trying to learn and then integrate it into the organization. we have tried to use the pilots in specialized aspects, trying to use research to increase people's attentiveness, but then how you scale it up. >> one more question. we have two minutes. that is our time. can you briefly comment on the latest demise of the world trade talks? >> i did this recently. i got a little attention. what i would just say is this. the general environment is that doha is doomed. people are looking beyond it. i believe that this would be an extreme tragedy for the international system. at the time we talk about pro- growth trade, we ha
we have to learn the harsh lesson that when we are in an economic free fall, the only entity big enough to pull us out is the collective organization of our government? that is the only place that has the muscle to prevent a recession from turning into a depression, and the balanced budget amendment our colleagues cept us before would absolutely lock down the federal government's ability to respond. that would be a profound mistake, and contradict all we have learned in economics since the great depression. this is what norm ann ornstein at the american enterprise institute said about this constitutional amendment. he called it 5, quote, "really dumb idea." this is what he said. "few ideas are more seductive on the surface and more destructive in reality than a balanced budget amendment. here's why -- nearly all of our states have balanced budget requirements. that means when the economy slows, states are forced to raise taxes or slash spending at just the wrong time, providing a fiscal drag when what is needed is countercyclical policy to stimulate the economy. in fact, the fisc
care costs, to get less so we can give tax breaks to -- we can give tax subsidies to big oil. we will say to those families we are going to cut medicaid and what that means to seniors in nursing homes so we can give tax breaks to corporations sending jobs overseas. we are going to say to young people, you are going to pay more for your college loans so we can give tax cuts to people at the highest end. we all know that we have to participate in reducing the deficit. everybody has to ante up. why is it that the republicans insist on having the middle class pay the price so that the high end is off the hook? if we are concerned about addressing the problems of the american people, we would end this debate. this bill is going nowhere. it's a total waste of time. and every day that we spend on these wastes of time that are not going anywhere is another day we are not talking about the highest priority of the american people which is job creation, job creation, job creation. that is their priority. we have an obligation, an obligation to reduce the deficit and get on with it so we can
of $26.5 billion, the highest total since 1981. the cost of regulations is a big obstacle for american job creators. but when you think about regulations, here are an example of some of the once that can make you laugh. the department of energy requires microwaive makers to measure the amount of energy their products use in the off position. the environmental protection agency wants stricter regulations on the amount of dust on american farms. the department of interior wants to impose a fee on christmas tree sales to promote christmas tree sales. when you think about how government regulations destroy american jobs, these are the statistics that will make you cry. according to a louisiana state university professor, the department of interior's defacto moratorium of exploration in the gulf of mexico could cost $36,1 -- 36,137 jobs. in addition, more than 80,000 jobs could be lost due to the e.p.a. regulations targeting the cement industry. and e.p.a. gas regulations could cost $1 -- 1.4 million jobs. the american people place an upper limit on the damage that washington democrats coul
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